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SoA and ALCS join creative industry submission to Commons Covid-19 inquiry

The Society of Authors and The Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society have joined calls for a UK Creators’ Council to help inform future policy making and are backing a "specific, flexible" Department for Digital, Culture, Media (DCMS) Recovery Plan... Read more

Publishing contributes more than £10bn to UK economy, DCMS figures show

New government figures, released yesterday by the DCMS, report that publishing contributed in excess of £10 billion to the UK economy in 2018.... Read more

Help indie presses with Brexit, IPG tells government

The Independent Publishers Guild has told the government it needs to help indie presses as an “urgent priority” as the deadline for Brexit looms.   ... Read more

Children’s TV fund may present opportunities for publishers

Applications are coming in for a new £57m fund for children’s television, according to head of fund Jackie Edwards, who said production companies may look... Read more

Government slams CIPFA library data as 'flawed' and 'unusable'

The government-appointed Libraries Taskforce has criticised the body responsible for publishing annual statistics on libraries, saying its "flawed" data reveals the sector to be in... Read more

Wright replaces Hancock as culture secretary

Attorney General Jeremy Wright has replaced Matt Hancock as culture secretary in the cabinet reshuffle, following Jeremy Hunt’s promotion to foreign secretary.... Read more

Michael Ellis confirmed as new libraries minister

Michael Ellis has been confirmed as the new libraries minister at the department of digital, culture, media and sport, following Prime Minister Theresa May’s cabinet... Read more

DCMS investigating threatened Darlington library

The government is investigating complaints about the pending closure of Darlington's grade II listed Crown Street Library. Read more

DCMS changes its name

The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) has changed its name to include 'digital' in order to acknowledge the evolution of the department's remit.... Read more

Government considers intervening in Swindon and Lancashire library closures

The government is considering holding a public inquiry into Lancashire's controversial plans to shut 28 of its libraries - the first time it will have... Read more

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